Hard drives spin down often in Win7 (despite changing "Power Option") Tags: Hard Drives Computer Power Storage Last response: April 15, 2010 3:41 AM in Storage Share charlie_b123 April 15, 2010 2:05:31 AM The hard drives in my newly-built computer are spinning down very frequently (often they have to spin up for every song in a playlist.) I have changed the spin down time settings under "Power Options", but it doesn't seem to have any effect. Any ideas? Here are my computer specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 2x WD hard drives (1tb and 640gb.) 80gb Intel SSD for system (obviously no problems here) Intel i7-930 Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard Thanks! More about : hard drives spin win7 changing power option sminlal a c 415 G Storage April 15, 2010 3:41:09 AM If you're using "Green" drives, most will automatically spin down after several seconds of inactivity. This has nothing to do with Windows, it's built into the firmware of the drive itself. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources My 500GB Seagate hard drive has an OS( win7) installed in it , after connecting to another pc it is not read it does spin Forum P9X79 pro. Hard drives won't spin down in AHCI mode. Forum Hard drives spins down, up, down when shutting down. Forum Spin Down Secondary Hard Drive Forum HDD keeps spinning down (not power option) Forum Solvedcannot change hard drive letter using WIn7 Disk management Forum cd/dvd drive not detected by win7, drive has power, opens and closes and spins up but not listed in device manager, or compute Forum Western Digital and Hard Drive spin-down Forum SolvedAnyone know of enclosures that power down the hard drive ? Forum Laptop 2nd Hard Drive spinning down, system locking up! Forum What if i changed hard drives and need to down load drivers Forum (solved) E :/ drive power down ? win7 Forum Hard drive constantly spins up and down. Forum Spinning drives down manually (power saving) Forum Alternate power option for daed sata hard drive Forum LaCie hard drive spins down when started Forum Hard Drive Spinning Down then Up again Forum Why after changing the power supply to an external hard drive will the light com Forum Hard Drives Powering Down Forum Hard drive spinning down then up Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !